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Kneecaps

Posted on: June 22, 2016

Science? Anatomy? Strange, but true? You decide!

NH:Kneecaps

“Natural History:Kneecaps”. Aquatint etchings, trace transfer monotype, linoprint, chine collé, embroidery floss,transfer. Monoprint. Edition 1/1.  For sale! Contact me for details on purchasing through my blog or etsy site. View more from this series on my website: http://www.hladikvoss.com  Please sign up and Share. You can buy my artwork directly on my Etsy site: Printmistress888.etsy.com

Just the Facts: (of the Natural History Monoprint Series)
Image size=12″x 18″. Framed 24″x 30″. Printed on Rives BFK white archival paper. Edition 1/1. To begin, each print background consists of 2, differently colored, inked, aquatinted copper plates printed over each other. This produces the variegated stripes.
Then I employ a variety of printing techniques: linocuts, collograph, etchings, monotyping, chine colle, etc., to create the subject. I design all the fonts by hand.

Pliny was an historian in Ancient Rome, around the time of the Pompeii disaster. ( will discuss that later!).
His encyclopedia was created from fact, best guesses, rumor, unverified accounts and utter garbage. All taken at face value as the truth. Feel you are getting closer to my premise?
I decided that I would do the same, with a conscious twist.
More on that tomorrow. Will we find our heroine tied to the train tracks? Will she finally tell you the total concept? Yes, I promise!Swoon

Today’s print is a small linocut of mine ( 4 x 6 inches), Titled “Swoon”. Edition of 50. For sale in my Etsy shop, Printmistress888. $10

Hand printed to white card stock. Black oil printer’s ink.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Steampunk Linocut Print- Edwardian Woman-Swoon Fainting- 4×6 inch $10.00                                                                        

Just the Facts: (of the Natural History Monoprint Series)
Image size=12″x 18″. Framed 24″x 30″. Printed on Rives BFK white archival paper. Edition 1/1. To begin, each print background consists of 2, differently colored, inked, aquatinted copper plates printed over each other. This produces the variegated stripes.
Then I employ a variety of printing techniques: linocuts, collograph, etchings, monotyping, chine colle, etc., to create the subject. I design all the fonts by hand.

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Pliny was an historian in Ancient Rome, around the time of the Pompeii disaster. ( will discuss that later!).
His encyclopedia was created from fact, best guesses, rumor, unverified accounts and utter garbage. All taken at face value as the truth. Feel you are getting closer to my premise?
I decided that I would do the same, with a conscious twist.
More on that tomorrow. Will we find our heroine tied to the train tracks? Will she finally tell you the total concept? Yes, I promise!

Swoon

Today’s print is a small linocut of mine ( 4 x 6 inches), Titled “Swoon”. Edition of 50. For sale in my Etsy shop, Printmistress888. $10

Hand printed to white card stock. Black oil printer’s ink.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Steampunk Linocut Print- Edwardian Woman-Swoon Fainting- 4×6 inch $10.00                                                                        

Just the Facts: (of the Natural History Monoprint Series)
Image size=12″x 18″. Framed 24″x 30″. Printed on Rives BFK white archival paper. Edition 1/1. To begin, each print background consists of 2, differently colored, inked, aquatinted copper plates printed over each other. This produces the variegated stripes.
Then I employ a variety of printing techniques: linocuts, collograph, etchings, monotyping, chine colle, etc., to create the subject. I design all the fonts by hand.

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I loved reading historical novels as a  teenager. Gone with the Wind, War and Peace, Doctor Zhivago. Romantic train wrecks. You know the kind.
I felt insulated from this type of experience. I was privileged. My parents had long term employment. Roof over ones’ head and food on the table. Culture, books, music.

I heard stories from my father about the depression of the 1930s in America. But they were all so long ago and obviously would never happen again. Especially to me.

Scarlett O’Hara eating a radish dug out the fields after the fall of Atlanta. Vomiting and vowing that this will never happen to her or her people again. Noble- inspiring. How dramatic. Still nothing to do with me.

What really resonates with me now? The impoverished post Civil War class. Hungry and clueless. Ladies painting decorative china that no one wanted. Gallant men pretending to need it as a way of giving charity without dishonor.

I find myself feeling that way. I have suffered much of my life with medical problems that have kept me from participating in a normal life.
Now I find myself in dire to constantly challenging conditions in my health and finances. This is been going on for several years and is escalating.

From necessity, I have put out appeals for donations to help me cover basic needs. Applied for charity assistance with medical expenses.  Have been selling my own artwork from an Etsy shop. Printmistress888.etsy.com  Fun, modern, affordable prints. Original art.  Please share! ( See more of my work @ http://hladikvoss.com )

Combined with job losses in my family, my inability to work, and taking responsibility for other sick family members care, my husband, Richard, and I have come to this point.

We are both college educated. Richard has worked all his life.
This was not the social contract we thought was our birthright for acting responsibly.

Will be posting my usual art related blogs again. This was more of a catch you up with my life sharing.
Been hospitalized 12 times in the past 18 months. 2 months in a nursing home after that. Still in the process of healing. Ongoing medical care.
“Under Pressure”-missing David Bowie….

Would you like and share my blog? It’s lonely out here!

 

NH:BirthControl:aNH:BirthControl:bWell, because there are. I couldn’t decide which way to go with this topic, graphically. Still not sure whether I like either one.

The trace transfer lettering was a little bit smudgy. There’s something about the red oil ink that gets very oily in humidity. Modifying the ink doesn’t always achieve the result I want. You only get one shot at this. No going back, and no way to tell how the transfer is going until you lift off the paper . either, “Voila”, or “1ÓÏÏ•ª˚Ô”.

That is what is so magical and exciting about printmaking. The eureka factor. The happy accident.

Not at all like painting. So direct. So controllable. I spent at least the first 10 years of being a serious artist painting realistically. Then, I realized how much time I was taking on “perfection”.  Which led me back to printmaking.  Love them both. Isn’t it odd that I now make one of a kind prints. There has to be some kind of dark psychology there. Or not.

 

 

NH:BillofRightsWell. Considering all the laws and rights we enjoy in America. And, pre-occupied with the the issue of medical insurance. Which is off the mark for this print. Don’t care. I was uninsurable for most of my adult life, due to a chronic health problem that started when I was a child.. I have experienced decades of no coverage, and subsequent near death outcomes. I have had government subsidized health care. Mixed help and results. I have had good insurance when I married, very late in life-with high costs. Today, I discovered that my very expensive insurance will not cover an essential medication. Cost to me? Over $1000.00 out of pocket a month. So, praying to get an answer. Don’t qualify for disability-even though I have an automatically qualifying condition. Too ill as an adult to have worked enough to qualify. Not destitute enough to qualify as indigent. Move to Sweden? Wales? Ireland?

Have a few pieces of artwork made when un-insurable. “Pre-Existing Condition”. “Buy This and the Artist Dies”- When on government insurance, couldn’t make any income.  “X-Ray”, and the like. This print features the 2 aquatint striped plate background. Lino gun and flag, And a very fetching etching plate-the ekg flatline. PLUS! hand drawn and designed fonts-a trace transfer technique.

Glad for those that the new health care helps.  I’ve survived over 45 years of this. What ya got for me today, Mr.President?


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